Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (Johann Walter)

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Editor: Klaas Spijker (submitted 2020-07-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Both bicinia are given:
  • Die alte Melodey from Rhau's bicinia
  • Ein newe Melodey

General Information

Title: Herzlich tut mich erfreuen
Composer: Johann Walter
Lyricist: Johann Walter

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 1552

Description: Walter's sacred parody the secular Bergreihe with the same incipit. The lutheran choral Herzlich tut mich erfreuen uses eight of the 33 stanzas of this song. Walter also provides a new tune (which never became popular).

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Herzlich thut mich erfrewen
die liebe Sommerzeit
wann Gott wird schön vernewen
alles zur Ewigkeit.

Den Himel und die Erden
wird Gott nw schaffen gar
all Creatur soll werdenen
gantz herrlich hübsch und klar.